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Penn Study: Anti-Smoking Ads With Strong Arguments Work Best
April 23, 2013
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that an area of the brain that initiates behavioral changes had greater activation in smokers who watched anti-smoking ads with strong arguments versus those with weaker ones, and irrespective of flashy elements, like bright and rapidly changing scenes, loud sounds and unexpected scenario twists.
Two Penn Faculty Among 2013 Guggenheim Fellows
April 15, 2013
Philippe Bourgois and Carlin Romano of the University of Pennsylvania have been named 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows. 
Global Economic Crisis Topic of Peter Orszag Talk at Penn March 28
March 27, 2013
WHO:             Peter Orszag                        Citigroup vice chairman of corporate and investment banking and former director of the White House Office of Budget and Management
Annenberg, SAS Professor Examines Effects of Digital Media on Social Movements in China
January 18, 2013
Guobin Yang has an unquenchable interest in the effect of digital media on society and social movements.  China, Yang’s homeland, has been quick to pull the censorship trigger on media of all sorts that report events the government construes
Debate at Penn: Have We Lost the Spirit of Compromise in America?
November 8, 2012
PHILADELPHIA –- Will a hard-fought U.S. election, replete with record spending and ever more divisive rhetoric, really change anything in Washington?
University of Pennsylvania a Stop on Arab Journalists’ Tour as They Cover U.S. Elections
October 25, 2012
PHILADELPHIA – Ten journalists from the Arab world visited the FactCheck.org headquarters at the University of Pennsylvania and met with the director of Penn’s Middle East Center in October as part of the U.S. State Department’s Arabic-language Election 2012 tour.
Queer Bioethics Comes to Life at Penn
September 20, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — It’s not every day that a new academic discipline is born. But that’s exactly what happened in 2010, when the Project on Bioethics, Sexuality and Gender Identity — or “Queer Bioethics,” for short — came to life at the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Students to Be Newspaper Stringers and Tweeters During Political Conventions
August 24, 2012
PHILADELPHIA  – University of Pennsylvania students will get a close-up and personal view of the 2012 Republican and Democratic political conventions in Tampa, FL and Charlotte, NC and they will be an important component of the news media’s coverage of those historic events.
Penn Annenberg Study: Regular Patient/Clinician Interaction Can Help Increase Follow-Up Cancer Screening
August 16, 2012
  The line “talk to your doctor,” which appears in so many medical-related advertisements, is apparently right.  An analysis of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who maintained regular contact with their clinicians (doctors, nurses, specialists) indicates those patients are more likely to follow recommendations for detecting cancer recurrence than patients who do not. In fact, researchers found CRC patients were more than twice as likely to adhere to medical follow up procedures if they had regular patient clinician information engagement (PCIE).